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Lonely Planet: A Guidebook to the Internet Katja Stuke

Lonely Planet- A Guidebook to the Internet, Katja Stuke

Lonely Planet- A Guidebook to the Internet, Katja StukeLonely Planet: A Guidebook to the Internet
Katja Stuke

Contributed to by Oliver Sieber.


Edition of 150
120 pages
127 x 204 mm
ISBN Not Available


For Katja Stuke, the camera has never been just a machine for imaging, but always a problematic instrument in the management of image worlds. Lonely Planet: A Guidebook to the Internet, dedicated by means of generic and generated images to the invisibility of the companies that dominate the internet, such as Facebook, Google or Yahoo, is both a guidebook, an ironic commentary and a small unobtrusive artist’s book in the wake of Ed Ruscha’s own publications. It is a handy paperback with black and white photographs and small texts. Alongside the pictures Stuke took in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley are images grabbed from the web: Portraits of Google’s employees, exterior views of company headquarters of the big players, simulated images from Sims 2, satellite images. These images, their sources and contents gradually reveal themselves to the reader, also through intertitles, location and company information. As Paul Virilio once said about the nature of knowledge in the age of the internet, the cores are now spread over the skin of the apple, so the net citizen can trace the manifestations, the new topographies of the net in this rigorously edited book.

About the Artist
Katja Stuke (b. 1968) is a German artist. She lives and works in Düsseldorf. Together with Oliver Sieber she covers an extensive range of personas: photographers and artists, curators and exhibition organisers, designers and art book editors. Yet as they move through their photographic cosmos, it is not always so easy to determine where one identity ends and the other begins. Regardless, in their works and activities as artists and art facilitators they have long since become moderators of a very specific photographic culture.

About the Publisher
BöhmKobayashi is a publishing project run by Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber.

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